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Severe weather possible on Saturday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma expects severe weather to be possible on Saturday. The three main areas of concern are in portions of the Plains, Gulf Coast, and Western U.S. The area of greatest concern is in the Central Plains where a slight risk of severe weather is expected. In this area, damaging winds, large hail and even an isolated tornado can not be ruled out.
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Last Update: 947 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

6NM SE Sanibel FL

Marine Zone Forecast

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES. THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO RIDGE ACROSS THE WATERS FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR SO...KEEPING WINDS AND SEAS LOW OUTSIDE OF ANY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY. EXPECT THUNDERSTORMS AT ANY TIME. BOATERS WILL NEED TO BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE STORMS MIGRATING OFFSHORE DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF TARPON SPRINGS TO BONITA BEACH. GUSTY OUTFLOWS AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING CAN AFFECT BOATERS MANY MILES AWAY FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORMS.

Rest Of Tonight
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
East winds around 5 knots increasing to around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening...then isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
East winds around 5 knots increasing to around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
Wednesday
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 947 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015
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